You can now authenticate faster and more securely to your Windows 10- or 11-powered device with Microsoft’s Windows Hello. This feature allows you to log in to your computer without having to enter a password. All you need is a fingerprint, iris, or facial scan, or a PIN code.
How to set up Windows Hello
To get started with Windows Hello, click the Start menu icon and open Settings. From there, choose Accounts, followed by Sign-in options. You should see options for setting your PIN or scanning your face, iris, or fingerprint. Select which method you want to set up and follow the prompts to create a login profile.
You can even save your biometric data or scan more than once to boost accuracy. The system collects more data every time you scan, so it’s better to complete a few scans before enabling the login feature.
After setting up your account, you can start adding other trusted users who share the same device. Each of them can set up their own PIN or biometric profile in a separate account. Passwords and PIN codes can be used as backup login options in case the camera or fingerprint scanner aren’t working.
Is Windows Hello Secure?
Your Windows Hello login info is saved only on your device and never on Microsoft’s servers. Microsoft assures users that third parties cannot access locally saved PIN codes and biometric data. For additional protection, you should also implement BitLocker Drive Encryption to protect your biometric data incase your computer is lost or stolen.
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